Thursday, May 16, 2019

Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective

From House of Illustration.

Cassandra Darke, 2014

Posy Simmonds
’ sharp satire and progressive female characters have defined a career spanning 50 years. 

The exhibition will feature her early-career pastiches, iconic cartoon strips for The Guardian and children’s books such as Fred, which became an Oscar-nominated film. 

It will also include the first ever British graphic novel, True Love, unseen pages from Tamara Drewe 

Tamara Drew makes her first appearance in the revised graphic novel, 2007.

and drawings from Simmonds’ new 2018 book, Cassandra Darke, the story of a grumpy, wannabe crime-solving art dealer.

Since the early 1970s, when she began sending up Guardian readers in her long-running comic strip for the paper that became Mrs Weber’s Diary, Simmonds’ everyday heroines have capture the popular imagination.

Co-curated by Paul Gravett

Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
May 24 - September 15, 2019
10am - 5:30pm
House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross
London N1C 4BH

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